Falco peregrinus

Cessna came to live at the ONC in 2013 after rehabbing at a Southern Utah wildlife facility after being found with a severe wing injury which led to a full wing amputation. She was flown in a Cessna aircraft to get to her forever home at the ONC which is how she got her name. Cessna is retired and no longer does Outreach Programs. Cessna is the best eater of all the birds at the ONC. She rarely has any leftovers whatsoever.

  • Average Weight: 1–3.5 pounds 
  • Wingspan: 40-43 inches
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 13 years
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 25 years


Fascinating Facts:

The Peregrine Falcon is famous for its fast flying. Biologists have clocked it diving at 200 MPH. These falcons have adapted well to life in large cities, where they feed on pigeons and starlings, and nest on the ledges of tall buildings. Like many raptors, Peregrine Falcon females are larger than the males.



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